Donate or Fundraise for Rwanda Action

Help us to bring positive change to some of the most disadvantaged people in the world

How you can help

In Rwanda a high proportion of people live in extreme poverty. Any donation you are able to make, however small, helps us to relieve that poverty and provide hope and opportunity in the districts of Nyamasheke and Rusizi. Regular donations are particularly valuable because they enable us to provide longer term support.

You can support Rwanda Action via Just Giving, using the link below, or use PayPal for single or regular donations. We are very grateful for your valuable support which helps empower communities to reduce poverty.

Please do contact us if you would like to hear more about opportunities to make a difference.

Community Tree Nurseries – supporting livelihoods and the environment

Rwanda Action supports the maintenance of community tree nurseries in southwest Rwanda to provide tree seedlings, which are vital for people struggling to make a living on small plots of land.

Trees help people to become more self-sufficient through use and sale of their products - timber, firewood and fruit - as well as soil improvement, better crops and health.

Supporting the tree nurseries can also contribute to mitigating your carbon footprint.

Community tree nurseries in Rwanda

Each tree nursery produces around 30,000 tree seedlings each year.

We are currently fundraising for 5 nurseries in 2024.

The tree nurseries are requested by community members, who then provide the manual work in building the tree nurseries, transport of manure, transplant seedlings, water and keep an eye on seedlings as they grow. Rwanda Action provides funds to purchase materials such as seeds, transplanting pots, manure and watering cans.

Most tree seedlings are distributed free of charge to people in the community. Some grafted fruit trees are charged. The trees are planted on farmer’s smallholdings, roadsides and community woodlots to provide building timber, firewood, fruit to combat malnutrition, soil conservation and income. There are many other direct and indirect benefits from planting trees.

You can support growing trees in Rwanda here.

Thank you for your generous support.

Rwanda Action's Sponsorship Programme

Making a regular donation can help support the children and young people in our disability programme. Please read the following to learn about Rwanda Action's sponsorship programme and do not hesitate to contact us for more information (email address below).

How long is my Sponsorship?

There is no set sponsorship period although generally sponsors tend to sponsor for a period of five years. The benefit of the sponsorship programme is that it is flexible.

Can I terminate my Sponsorship?

Of course. We understand that a sponsor’s circumstances may change, and you can cancel your sponsorship at any time (although we would ask that you notify us so we can continue to plan our budget).

How much of my sponsorship money will go to The Alivera Project?

100% of the monies donated under the sponsorship programme will be spent on the project which includes the Alivera Centre for children, the Alivera Village for apprentices living with disability and our outreach programme. This may be to meet a variety of needs (eg. educational supplies, paying for sign language teachers and parent training, food for the Alivera kitchen to supplement what is grown on site, healthcare costs including medicines and supplies for the apprentices).

What feedback and information can I expect?

You will receive three Newsletters each year giving details of the projects and up-to-date news of the children and young adults as they move through the project. The Newsletters will contain individual stories, updates from staff and photos of the members of The Alivera Project so that you can see how the individuals benefit from the support you give via the sponsorship programme.

Can I send a gift to individuals under the sponsorship programme?

We ask that sponsors do not send individual gifts as this may cause jealousy between individuals. The gift may also be unsuitable for reasons not known to the sponsor. If you would like to donate a gift, we ask that you instead make a donation towards the overall project so that we may extend this help to more children and young adults with disabilities.

Will I be able to access information through social media?

Whilst we want to keep everyone up to date on our activities via social media, our legal and safeguarding obligations to our beneficiaries inform everything that we do within all our projects. We will post news stories about The Alivera Project on social media from time to time, where appropriate, but we will never identify individuals other than staff.

All sponsors will, by agreeing to the terms of the sponsorship, undertake not to post any photo of any beneficiary or member of staff of Rwanda Action. This is not only to respect privacy but also to ensure the safety and security of all our beneficiaries and stakeholders within The Alivera Project.

Any further queries can be directed to our CEO, Janyis Watson at:

How to fundraise for Rwanda Action

Fundraising for Rwanda Action can be an exciting and rewarding way to make a difference.

Become a craft agent

We are keen to recruit agents who undertake to sell the craft in their local community at craft fairs, church/school fetes and the like.

In Rwanda we support a number of cottage industries. Amongst these is a craft workshop which produces wonderful basketwork, aprons, decorations and cards. These sell extremely well in UK, especially in the run-up to Christmas, and the proceeds provide the craftswomen, many of whom are widows and orphans, with a living wage and the means to develop their business.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us

Set up a birthday donations page

More and more people are asking friends and family to donate to a charity of their choice for their birthday or special occasion. If you’d like to support Rwanda Action in this way, start by setting up a Just Giving page.

Take on a challenge for Rwanda Action

You can create your own fundraising event for Rwanda Action. The possibilities are endless... from baking days to running a marathon, it is up to you! Here are some examples of what our fundraising champions have done for us:

  • Henry and Greg ran the Kigali Peace Marathon
  • Richard cycled from Kigali to Kamembe
  • Robin sailed a leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race

We want to hear from you

If you have any fundraising ideas or questions, or are planning an event, please do let us know.

Contact details for the Rwanda Action Team